By Christopher Alexander
Book Four offers a brand new cosmology that arises from the cautious learn of structure and paintings, and in particular from the perform of the humanities. it's a cosmology which locations the I, our adventure of self, because the linking stem that unites every one person with the entire, connecting recognition and topic.
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